The significance of Ian Hargreaves' dismissal from the editorship of the Independent
Patent laws were designed to protect actual inventions, not discoveries of natural phenomena. Patenting the human gene is challenging that rule. This is not in the public interest
For half a century the Big Bang theory has dominated attempts to explain the origin of the Universe. It is now being discredited by 16 billion year old stars. John Maddox explains the new crisis in...
The great incarceration experiment of the 1980s has left the US with a prison population which far exceeds those in other advanced countries. Despite locking up one in every 50 working age men the US...
Virginia Bottomley was right to refuse a new Cardiff Opera House. Money, says Edward Pearce, should go to performers not buildings
Is high inflation in the UK dead or dormant? Kit McMahon, formerly chairman of Midland Bank, takes an historical look at rising prices and considers whether inflationary fears are now dampening growth
The murder rate has halved; taxi drivers will soon speak English. But, says Michael Pye, New York is losing its point